Visitors come to Qatar from all over the world for different reasons, such as work, study or tourism, via the available types of visas issued by Qatar’s Ministry of Interior. However, some of them come for residence for the same purposes, and this requires obtaining a residence permit according to the reason of stay for each in Qatar, while making sure to meet all the requirements specified for issuing the permit. There are also people who spend years in Qatar and eventually get a permanent residency in the country or citizenship, in some cases.
If you are seeking to obtain an entry visa to Qatar or a Qatari residence permit, or even if you want to obtain the Qatari citizenship and passport, always make sure to check all necessary details and terms to get the required approval.
Entry Visas to Qatar
The types of visas issued by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) differ as per the purpose of visit. Here are some of the important types of visas issued to those coming to Qatar:
Business Visa A business visa is issued to those who come to the country for business and investment purposes. This visa is valid for one monthly only and it is non-extendable.
Investor Residence Visa The investor visa is granted to those coming to the country for investment. They have to submit a good conduct certificate issued from the competent authorities and proof of passing medical examination, along other required documents.
Educational Residence Visa The Committee Reviewing Recruitment Applications at the Ministry of Interior (MOI) grants the educational residence visa to expatriate students seeking to complete their studies in Qatar.
Family Visas Family members can be invited for visit or residency via the family entry visas service.
The State of Qatar grants the residence permit to expatriates who have entered the country with a visa number and no previous QID number. As for those who have brought their family members, they can use this service as well to issue residence permit to them, besides following up on the applications easily.
If the terms to issue a permanent residence permit in Qatar are met, the resident can submit a request to himself/herself and the dependents of this resident to benefit from the advantage granted to permanent residency holders, and it is possible first to inquire about the eligibility for permanent residency via easy steps.